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Please see below for information regarding a proposed housing development in Brooke, closing date for comment is 24th October.
Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101.  

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674 

Potential Housing Development in Brooke – Some people will already have seen this information but, at the request of a fellow villager who feels that Shotesham may suffer if the development goes ahead, please click here to view the appeal from the Brooke campaign group. There are always at least two sides to any argument (see also https://johnfuller.org.uk/?p=134), and the information is placed on this website not as a suggestion on how to act, but to bring it to the attention of anyone who may wish to comment. Please note, the closing date for comment is the 24th October.

The DIARY – Click here

Featuring Shotesham Common – our Common is a wonderful place to be at any time of year. We now have a complete circular path to take you round the church end of the common and it can also be accessed from the back of the pond. And, although our wild flowers are receding, you never know what you might meet out there…

Mike’s owl

..get out and be inspired! Thoughts of a frequent visitor…

The Shotesham Conservation Area consultation period has concluded and we await the outcome with interest, in the meantime all info can still be found at this link.

Talking of Conservation….. the work at 3 ponds on Saturday 13 October has been cancelled. The next planned event is at the Village Pond on Saturday 3rd November from 9.30am, weather permitting. More information will be available closer to the time.

Stubbs Green last time out! Courtesy of Mike Laurence

Walking Group News. A well earned refreshment for walkers (and Fred!) after their walk around the Bramerton area. Next walk due on Sunday 28th October: to be led by Mike and Nicky – walking around Ashwellthorpe and Wrenningham. Meet at Trinity at 10.15am for lift share. 

SHOTESHAM SCREEN PRESENTS…. great to see Charlie Chaplin at the movies on Friday, perhaps another appearance from him in the future? Next up from Goya Award winner and internationally acclaimed director, Icíar Bollaín, is The Olive Tree. This film follows a wilful and spirited young woman named Alma who embarks on a journey from Spain to Germany in order to retrieve an ancient olive tree which is precious to her ailing grandfather, click here for review. On the earlier date Friday 2nd November, 7.30pm @ The Trinity, tickets £5 from Raz on 550122 razwoollacott@gmail.com

An excellent evening of fine food, drinks, music and dancing was enjoyed by around 100 revellers at our village Barn Dance & Ceilidh on Sat. Thanks are owed to all the ladies (and indeed a couple of us gents!) who prepared and served up dinner and dessert, to the many willing hands who helped erect and dismantle the facilities, and to mine host, Ed Howard, who, for the meagre reward of (not very much) bubbles, lent us his back garden. And, of course, many thanks to all who came along and made the evening a  great success! 🥂🍖🥙🍛🍻🍷💃🏻🕺🏻🤕

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, latest update…    

1. Applied for grant from Shell
2. Provisional start date for work 3 December.
3. We asked for volunteers to help the bell hanger reducing cost by over £5,000. We will need 2 volunteers each work day over a period of, I think, about 3 or 4 weeks. So far I have 10 on my list.
4 Hope some funds will be raised providing teas at the nature event in September.
Thanks very much to SVA and all who have supported us. Click here for more information.

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here. And click here for details of and event for Carers organised by Carers Matter Norfolk.

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local Police info – October Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – October 2018 

(Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)